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  • Writer's pictureRhianne

A Short History of Bread

Bread has been a staple food for thousands of years, shaping human history in countless ways. In this post, we'll explore the captivating story of bread and how its evolution has reflected the progress of civilisations.

Bread's origins can be traced back over 10,000 years to the dawn of agriculture when humans first began cultivating grains. From the ancient Egyptians, who are credited with developing the leavening process, to the Greeks and Romans, who introduced a variety of bread-making techniques, bread has always played a crucial role in human society.

During the Middle Ages, bread was not only a dietary staple but also served as a social indicator, with darker, coarser loaves reserved for the poor and lighter, refined breads enjoyed by the wealthy. The Industrial Revolution brought about significant changes in bread production, with the invention of mechanical dough mixers and steam ovens, which allowed for mass production and widespread distribution.

Today, bread is more diverse than ever, reflecting the tastes and preferences of a global population. Artisan bread makers are reviving ancient grains and traditional techniques, while others are pushing the boundaries of innovation with unique ingredients and unconventional methods.

As we embrace both the past and the future of bread, it's essential to consider the environmental impact of our choices. By storing your bread in one of our Wheat Fields Bread Bags, you're not only preserving its taste and texture but also supporting sustainable and eco-friendly practices. Our Fairtrade and 100% organic cotton bags are designed to keep your bread fresher for longer and reduce waste.


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